Erica grew up in Elizabeth, WV; there she was an active member of FFA and 4-H. Her projects included producing and selling produce and small live stock. After graduating high school, she moved to Huntington, WV in 2007 to pursue a degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia. While studying at Marshall University, she discovered her ambition for knowledge and leadership. In 2009, she enlisted in the US Air Force and served for 6 years at the 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston, WV.
After completing her service in the Air Force, Erica decided to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for 2015-2016. She worked with several partners to develop the Recipe Challenge cookbook during her service as a VISTA volunteer. Her current role is Project Coordinator and is the organization’s first official employee.
As Project Coordinator, Erica manages the organization’s day to day operations and programing. She communicates with farmers markets and partnering organizations across the state to assess their needs and offer assistance.